November 2017

Man jailed after sexually assaulting a Doncaster girl

A 54-year-old man has been jailed for over four years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a Doncaster girl.

Kenneth Geoffrey Sweeting, formerly of Moorends, Doncaster, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 27 November where he was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a girl under 13-years-old and one count of causing/inciting a girl under 13-years-old to engage in sexual activity at an earlier hearing.

The court heard how Sweeting abused his victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in the Doncaster area between 2009 and 2011.

PC Adam Frost, from Doncaster’s Child Abuse team, said: “Our investigation into Sweeting’s horrific crimes began in 2015, when his victim bravely came forward to report the abuse.

“He has accepted responsibility for his unacceptable and despicable actions before the court and is now behind bars.

“I hope this conviction, along with the knowledge that her abuser is now in prison, offers the victim the strength to move forward in her life and recover from this awful abuse.”

Sweeting was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.